By BIRDY Latest Reply 2009-12-02 18:19:41 -0600
Started 2009-11-23 08:09:58 -0600

Hi Everybody ,

I hope you all feel good today.
I tried sweet potatos in the US and liked very much however never saw them in the Turkish market.
Sometime ago I read a discussions here stating that sweet potatos are good for diabetics as contents high fiber .After that I searched and found out that we have also sweet potatos in the south.Now I gave a purchase order for 20 lbs. and looking forward to receive.
Can you pls tell me more if these delicious potatos are really good for diabetics…Pls hurry cause I wanna jump on them :)

Thank you , thank you , thank you.

15 replies

sweething 2009-11-24 20:12:35 -0600 Report

Depends on how many carbs your meal plan calls for, and if that is the only carb of the meal. We usually make the sweet potato the only carb choice of the main meal; of course Thanksgiving at my sister's house will be one carb after another, so I will only have a taste of her sweet potatoes.

mamaoak 2009-11-24 17:01:18 -0600 Report

yes they are better than the white but only a half cup at a meal i bye small ones bake or boil peel of skin and measure out the 1/2 cup

sweething 2009-11-24 14:03:31 -0600 Report

Twenty lbs. of sweet potatoes sounds like a lot! To bake them in the oven and season with a miniscule amount of low fat margarine, cinnamon, and tiny amount of powder sweetener (we use Splenda)—makes a delicious addition to any diabetic or regular meal.

BIRDY 2009-11-25 01:45:14 -0600 Report

hehe 20 lbs is for coming 5-6 months :) As the potatos are coming a thousand miles away , I couldn't ask them to send less.
I'm planning to do in that way : 1 mid size potato (My hubby and me will share 1 potato) baked with skin (no margarine , no nothing) + an acceptable size of no-fat beef meat + a giant salad …
I can't wait :)

Susie624 2009-11-23 16:51:44 -0600 Report

just wrap in foil pop in the oven and bake my hosband will make aa meal on that by itself. They are good no matter how tgey are fixed.

Sarguillo 2009-11-23 16:03:05 -0600 Report

ok, my way of cooking sweet potatoes.
about 80% boil them. Take them out. Put in frig for the night so they firm up.
In morning, country fry them high heat.
So they get brown edges.

Cant get any better than that.

Hinboyz3 2009-11-23 12:19:00 -0600 Report

Hi Birdy, hope your doing fine today, I love sweet potatoes and have them about twice a week. I hear that they are very good for you. I gave up the white potatoes all together. I just pop them in the oven wrapped up in foil while I go for a bike ride. Im sure you'll love them too.

kdroberts 2009-11-23 10:02:58 -0600 Report

People say they are better than regular potatoes but I find they are a little worse for my blood sugar. It's something you'll have to test and see but base your calculations on what you would normally use for regular potatoes and go from there. They have about 20g of carb per 100g of sweet potato which is the same as a regular potato. The difference is that a sweet potato has roughly 3-4g fiber and 6g of sugar per 100g where regular potato has 1-2g of fiber and less than 1g of sugar. I think the sugar content is what messes me up. If you go into the very small detail, potato is mildly inflammatory and sweet potato is quite high anti-inflammatory which may or may not balance out the sugar for you.

Harlen 2009-11-23 09:31:26 -0600 Report

I love them
1 medium 4oz =106 carbs 24 cal- 0 fat
with the skin
Try them fried in peanut oil mmmmmmmmm just like chips mmmmm
I like them better then spuds my wife live for spuds
best wishes

BIRDY 2009-11-23 09:37:34 -0600 Report

Harleeeeen is 1 medium = 106 carbs really? This is the yearly carb …you know I've already have a problem with counting them …

Harlen 2009-11-23 10:50:36 -0600 Report

thats what the book seys
The Calorie King I live by it
My Bs is good
And kd is right is has more fiber and just a little more carbs 1 small spud with skin 5 1/2 0z=145 carbs 42 cal
Hope this helps

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